© 2006

Rock Damage and Fluid Transport, Part II

  • Arno Zang
  • Ove Stephansson
  • Georg Dresen

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-N5
  2. Arno Zang, Ove Stephansson, Georg Dresen
    Pages 2049-2050
  3. Xiaohui Xiao, Brian Evans, Yves Bernabé
    Pages 2071-2102
  4. Ernst Huenges, Ute Trautwein, Björn Legarth, Günter Zimmermann
    Pages 2141-2152
  5. Stephen A. Hall, Fiorenza de Sanctis, Gioacchino Viggiani
    Pages 2171-2204
  6. S. Vinciguerra, C. Trovato, P.G. Meredith, P.M. Benson, C. Troise, G. De Natale
    Pages 2205-2221

About this book


Mechanical properties and fluid transport in rocks are intimately linked as deformation of a solid rock matrix immediately affects the pore space and permeability. The coupling of fluid circulation and deformation processes in crustal rocks results in significant complexity of the mechanical and fluid transport behavior. This often poses severe technical and economic problems for reservoir and geotechnical engineering projects involved in oil and gas production, CO2 sequestration, mining and underground waste disposal. The volume results from the 5th Euroconference on Rock Physics and Geomechanics, which was held in Potsdam, Germany in September 2004.

Part I of the topical volume mainly contains contributions investigating the nucleation and evolution of crack damage in rocks, new or modified techniques to measure rock fracture toughness and a discussion of upscaling techniques relating mechanical and fluid transport behavior in rocks at different spatial scales.

Part II contains contributions discussing fluid flow and transport in rocks as observed on the laboratory scale and in boreholes. The evolution of rock damage pertinent to the stability of underground excavations is studied and scaling relations of elastic properties and seismic events are discussed. 


excavation geotechnical engineering matrix oil production pore space rock damage well production

Editors and affiliations

  • Arno Zang
    • 1
  • Ove Stephansson
    • 1
  • Georg Dresen
    • 1
  1. 1.GeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rock Damage and Fluid Transport, Part II
  • Editors Arno Zang
    Ove Stephansson
    G. Dresen
  • Series Title Pageoph Topical Volumes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2006
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7643-7993-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7643-8124-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 2258
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hydrogeology
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